These are articles I wrote about Japan between 1996 and 2008, mostly they're at the older end of that spectrum from JET days. As a form of disclaimer, views expressed in them are very likely not my current views, and there's a decent chance they were satirical at the time, so there you have it.
Densha De Go! May 2000
Get on the Train Part 1 Aug 1998
fasuto fuudo / ファストフード Nov 2002